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Respondent: Nilsson Åmman (1731–1783)

Title: Flora Alpina, ...

Date of Defense: 24 March 1756

Paginations: [iv], [1], 2-27, [1]

Lidén Title: Flora alpina.

Soulsby Title: Fl. alp.

Drake Title: Flora Alpina.


Abstract: An essay on the kinds of plants suitable for culture on the arid mountains of Lapland and adjoining alpine areas, with a list of over 400 European alpine plants from which selections could be made for Lapp culture. A Royal Alpine Garden in Lapland is proposed for the evaluation of alpine plants of potential value for economic uses.

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Respondent: Alexander Malachias Berger (1737–1804)

Title: Calendarium Florae, ...

Date of Defense: 31 March 1756

Paginations: [iv], [1], 2-5, [19]

Lidén Title: Calendarium florae.

Soulsby Title: Calend. fl.

Drake Title: Calendarium Florae.


Abstract: Of all Linnaean dissertations, none captured public attention as did this, nor has any other been the subject of more editions, reprints, translations, and commentary. The work, based on observations made in Uppsala in 1755, provided an enumeration of the flowering times of plants in each of the four seasons, and by month within each season.

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Respondent: Anders Magnus Wåhlin (1731–1797)

Title: ... de Pulsu intermittente, ...

Date of Defense: 5 May 1756

Paginations: [iv], [1], 2-18

Lidén Title: Pulsus intermittens.

Soulsby Title: Puls. interm.

Drake Title: Pulsu Intermittente.


Abstract: This essay treats irregular pulse rates due to such heart diseases as inflammation, polyps, tumors and abscesses, valvular ossifications and irregular activity of the heart nerves. Attention is also given to arterial disease and blood conditions caused by fever.

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Respondent: Theophilus Erdman Nathorst (1734–1804)

Title: Flora Monspeliensis, ...

Date of Defense: 15 June 1756

Paginations: [ii], [1], 2-30

Lidén Title: Flora monspeliensis.

Soulsby Title: Fl. Monsp.

Drake Title: Flora Monspeliensis.


Abstract: The work is based on Pierre Magnol's (1638-1715) Botanicum monspeliense (Montpellier, 1676) and François Boissier de Sauvages de la Croix's (1706-1767) Methodus foliorum, seu plantae florae monspeliensis (La Haye, 1751).

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Respondent: Peter Engström (1735–1803)

Title: ... Fundamenta Valetudinis sistens, ...

Date of Defense: 17 June 1756

Paginations: [iv], [1], 2-13, [1]

Lidén Title: Fundamenta valetudines.

Soulsby Title: Fund. valet.

Drake Title: Fundamenta Valetudinis.


Abstract: An essay on the fundamentals of good health, with recommendations for correct living in each period.

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Respondent: Johan von Coelln (1725–1808)

Title: ... sistens Specifica Canadensium ...

Date of Defense: {19 June} 1756

Paginations: [iv], [1], 2-28

Lidén Title: Specifica canadensium.

Soulsby Title: Specif. Canad.

Drake Title: Specifica Canadensium.

Note: Two copies have day and month supplied in manuscript; third copy lacks day and month.

Abstract: A compiled account mostly of Canadian animals and plants (but also of northeastern United States), based on letters and writings of Peter Kalm (1716-1779), on John Bartram's (1699-1777) Observations ... (London, 1751), and on Cadwallader Colden's (1688-1776) articles in Acta Soc. Reg. Sci. Upsaliensis 1743: 81-136 and 1744/50: 47-82.

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Respondent: Hieronymus von der Burg (1730–1811)

Title: ... de Acetariis, ...

Date of Defense: 29 June 1756

Paginations: [iv], [1], 2-16

Lidén Title: Acetaria.

Soulsby Title: Acetaria

Drake Title: Acetariis.


Abstract: This medico-botanical thesis presents Linnaeus' views on the dietary and medical importance of salad greens, with special reference to those from plants native to or readily available in Sweden.

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Respondent: Johan Lyman (1734–1790)

Title: ... de Phalaena Bombyce, ...

Date of Defense: 4 December 1756

Paginations: [i], [1], 3-12

Lidén Title: Phalaena bombyx.

Soulsby Title: Phalaena

Drake Title: Phalaena Bombyce.


Abstract: An essay on the silkworm (Phalaena bombyx), discussing its history, culture and the species of mulberry (Morus spp.) on which it feeds.

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Respondent: Carl Daniel Ekmarck (1734–1789)

Title: ... Migrationes Avium sistens, ...

Date of Defense: 2 March 1757

Paginations: [iv], [1], 6-38

Lidén Title: Migrationes avium.

Soulsby Title: Migr. avium

Drake Title: Migrationes Avium.

Note: One copy, probably earlier issue, has day supplied in manuscript. The other two copies have day printed.

Abstract: An enumeration of exotic and indigenous birds in Sweden observed during their annual migrations. Basil Soulsby (1864-1933) reported this to be the most complete of such lists published to 1757.

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Respondent: Pehr af Bjerkén (1731–1774)

Title: Morbi Expeditionis Classicae 1756, ...

Date of Defense: 18 May 1757

Paginations: [ii], [1], 4-22

Lidén Title: Morbi expeditiones classicae 1756.

Soulsby Title: Morb. exped.

Drake Title: Morbi Expeditionis Classicae.


Abstract: An account of shipboard diseases (especially the Uppsala fever) and their treatment.

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